DVD writable + or - ?

  PC Advice Sir 12:15 15 Jan 2004

I recently bought a new PC with a DVD+R. I realise there are 2 standards - being + or - and there are units that combine both, can anyone advise me as to whether one single standard is superior to the other, and why?


  tenplus1 12:20 15 Jan 2004

No one standard is better than the other and they are always being improved upon with DVD writing speeds...

-r media is usually cheaper though at around £1 per disc and +r at around £1.40...

All PC DVD Players should read both formats and all up-to-date DVD Players will read both also with a few sticking to just 1 format...

  keenan 12:25 15 Jan 2004

Interesting review click here

  PC Advice Sir 19:21 15 Jan 2004

Keenan the link was very useful and pretty much resolves my query, it looks as though the -R/RW edges it, but thankfully the margin between the 2 standards isn't too big. I wonder if there are any other tests that contradict its conclusion though?

Thanks for your replies.

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